Using the ADDIE Model to Create Winning eLearning Solutions

Designing Digitally


Addie model

If designed and delivered appropriately, eLearning courses can be engaging and relevant to learners. Any course that is relevant to the learners will result in being a great teaching tool. The ADDIE methodology stands for - Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation. It is the preferred methodology for instructional designers to create their learning modules in an effective manner.

Phase 1: Analyze

The most successful of actions come with precise strategic planning. Start with establishing learning goals which are based on an identified performance gap at within the company. Get to know the audience, their proficiency with technology, as well as their knowledge and skill needs.

Here are some questions to ask in this phase.

  • Who is the target audience?
  • What are the current skill deficiencies?
  • What is the learning objective?
  • What are the delivery options?
  • What are the timeline and budget?

Phase 2: Design

Elearning solutions require creating highly customized content adjusted to the chosen communication media. Thus, the instructional, technical, and visual aspects require a design strategy. The goal in this stage is to create the structure of the course. It can be something as simple as the storyboard or a detailed plan.

Here are some tasks involved in this stage:

  • Documenting the instructional, technical, and visual strategy
  • Creating storyboards
  • Designing the user interface
  • Creating the prototype
  • Applying visual design.

Phase 3: Develop

In the development phase, the developers create and assemble content assets from the Design phase. Programmers work on integrating technologies. The testers debug the procedures.

In a nutshell, the development phase includes the following activities:

  • Creating the actual content on the delivery platform
  • Building the assessments and other materials that will aid learning
  • Planning and building the technological programs
  • Testing it out.

Phase 4: Implement

In the implementation phase, the focus is on developing procedures for the learners and the facilitators. The instructional designers hand their materials to the instructors and train them on how to use the course materials, guide them on the learning outcome, and familiarize them with the process. This phase is a great opportunity to gauge how learners learn. Basically, this phase offers a chance to evaluate how well the curriculum works for both the learners and the facilitators.

Phase 5: Evaluate

The process of evaluation is not limited to this phase. It is ongoing throughout the design process. The aim is to ensure that the course meets the learning objectives.

At Designing Digitally, Inc., our experts use strong instructional design concepts to create customized learning content to meet your training needs.

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